This week is your last chance to see a five-city touring exhibit of 25 young emerging artists fresh out of (and some still attending) art school.
The Kids Are Alright, curated by Beau Basse, owner of LeBasse Projects in Culver City, is on view at Black Maria Gallery in Atwater Village until Saturday, August 8th.
Then the exhibit departs for its two final stops at the Tell Gallery in Toronto and the London Miles Gallery in London. (Prior to Los Angeles, it was in Philadelphia and San Diego.)
Artists participating are from Los Angeles, New York, Toronto and London and come from some of the top art schools in the world including Otis (LA,) Art Center (Pasadena,) Sheridan Institute, RISD and Parsons.
For the Black Maria exhibit, artists were asked to work exclusively in black and white — and, of course, a couple artists rebelled and dipped into a color here and there. Hey, rules were made to be broken, you know?
I’ve been writing about Black Maria for years and it looks like the LA Times has finally gotten on board too, recently calling the gallery “hot” and suggesting it’s “a great chance to discover the next big things while they’re still affordable.”
Told you so.
Black Maria Gallery, 3137 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039
Image: Andrew Holder “Untitled-birds” – ink, acrylic & graphite; 12″ x 16″ – 2009